Manufacturing

IoT ruins movies: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Written by Jen Clark | October 13, 2016 | Manufacturing

Setting the scene – the fourth industrial revolution If you’re interested in the IoT you may have also heard of something called Industry 4.0 – otherwise known as the fourth industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 manufacturing is all about the increasing connectivity of smaller and smaller components, some of which are in machines on the factory ...read more


It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Watson IoT!

Written by Bret Greenstein | October 3, 2016 | Aerospace, Blog, Manufacturing...

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have lift off. Watson IoT now has a bird’s eye view of the world thanks to a partnership we unveiled today with Aerialtronics.  Aerialtronics designs unmanned aircraft systems or what we like to call drones. These are not the toys you see kids using on their front lawns or at the ...read more


IBM and Schaeffler announce partnership for digital transformation

Written by Scott Stockwell | October 3, 2016 | Automotive, Blog, Factories...

German industrial giant Schaeffler, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision-engineered parts that keep the world moving, has entered a multi-year strategic partnership with IBM to supercharge its entire operations with Watson’s cognitive intelligence. Using IBM’s cloud and Watson IoT technologies, Schaeffler will connect and transform every aspect of its business from its supply ...read more


Moving to a new world of cognitive manufacturing systems

Written by Karen Lewis | September 27, 2016 | Blog, Factories, Manufacturing...

This article is Part 1 of a series focused on how the application of cognitive IoT is triggering business and digital transformation. By tapping the power of cognitive computing, organizations are moving from IoT vision and proof of concept to strategic deployments aimed at driving real transformation. The result is a new industrial era defined ...read more


Data: the key measure of relevance in a digital revolution

Written by Chris O'Connor | September 22, 2016 | Blog, Manufacturing, Platform

Companies have historically managed assets such as property, plants, equipment, inventory, cash, and intellectual property. In today’s digital world, a new type of asset is emerging – data – which companies are reporting, collecting, and analyzing in vast volumes. It’s is becoming a key measure of whether a company will remain relevant through the digital ...read more


We’re in the midst of an industrial revolution

Written by Martin Gale | September 22, 2016 | Blog, Manufacturing, Platform

Organisations in the industrial sector and in particular manufacturing are being transformed and disrupted by the irresistible forces of cognitive computing, cloud and the Internet of Things. This phenomenon, characterized as the fourth industrial revolution after robotics and automation, is a hot topic for manufacturers around the world as they seek to understand how they ...read more


Tapping the IoT to get the greatest value from your assets

Written by Chris O'Connor | August 31, 2016 | Blog, Buildings, Factories...

For enterprises, each asset is part of a complex, dependent ecosystem. Hidden dependencies across assets pose serious threats to reliability. Given budget limitations, resources need to be prioritized based upon the most business-critical assets and a complete understanding of risk. One of the great advantages of tapping into Internet of Things is it can enable ...read more


Intelligent processes and yield improvement with IoT

Written by Vijay Sankaran | August 25, 2016 | Blog, Factories, Manufacturing

In the previous blog we focused on capabilities and benefits available to manufacturing organizations via the combination of the IoT and analytic technologies – each fundamental components of cognitive manufacturing.  Intelligent, instrumented and connected equipment now enables lines of business closely associated with manufacturing processes to gain a far more detailed and accurate understanding of ...read more


Analytics and cognitive are improving asset reliability

Written by Dan Bigos | August 10, 2016 | Factories, Manufacturing

In the previous blog we focused on capabilities and benefits available to manufacturing organizations via the combination of the IoT and analytic technologies – each fundamental components of cognitive manufacturing. Intelligent, instrumented, connected equipment now enables lines of business closely associated with manufacturing processes to gain a far more detailed and accurate understanding of equipment ...read more


IoT analytics at the edge: transforming the energy industry

Written by Oystein Haaland | August 9, 2016 | Blog, Environment, Manufacturing

Savvy leaders already understand that the Internet of Things will radically reshape the way we do business in the years to come. But the extent of this transformation can’t be overstated. According to a McKinsey report, IoT brings with it a total potential economic impact of $3.9T to $11.1T by 2025. Nowhere will this impact ...read more


Understanding asset health with Maximo

Written by Pete Karns | July 26, 2016 | Buildings, Energy and Utilities, Factories...

Change and transformation in business is inevitable. Last December I spoke at the International Maintenance Conference about how advancements in technology have disrupted industries over time – and why it is critical to utilize advancements for improvements, or get left behind. With all the hype around the Internet of Things – we need to look ...read more


Improving worker safety with wearables

Written by Chris O'Connor | June 23, 2016 | Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas...

According to the International Labor Organization every 15 seconds, 151 workers have a work-related accident. The global number of non-fatal occupational accidents reaches a staggering 317 million, annually. Even more concerning, 321,000 people die each year from occupational accidents. Work accidents remain a huge, cross-industry problem, despite safety regulations and procedures. Even a non-fatal injury can have a ...read more